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AHA! Moment #2: Checklists Can Prevent Email Blunders

Posted by Caleb McDaniel on Apr 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Hello again, Realvolvers! I’m back with another insider tip from the Customer Success center. I’ve been learning a lot about Realvolve since my last AHA! Moment (did you know you can create a workflow to send notifications to yourself?), so I hope it’s been showing in my responses to your support tickets and live chat questions!

Most recently, I’ve been brushing up on my Checklist skills. We receive a lot of questions about how to use checklists, and at some point during my exploration of the software (most likely during an insightful conversation with Mark Stepp), I experienced a pretty cool AHA! Moment.

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Real Estate 101: Should I hire a Transaction Coordinator?

Posted by Sammy Harper on Apr 5, 2018 9:42:26 AM

Think back to your last several real estate transactions...did either of the following occur?

  • Something fell through the cracks. You forgot to do something, or you were a little late getting it done.
  • You got so bogged down by administrative tasks—paperwork, emails, etc.—that you spent too much time in front of a computer...and not enough time in front of people. In other words, you didn't have enough face-to-face time with your clients, or you didn't do nearly enough prospecting. Or you simply missed out on precious family time.

If you experienced one or both of these scenarios, you should consider enlisting the help of a real estate transaction coordinator.

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[VIDEO] A CRM Story: "Help Wanted, No Real Estate Experience Required"

Posted by Sammy Harper on Apr 3, 2018 12:37:49 PM

Christian Nossum, broker of The Awesome Nossum Group in Seattle, was drowning in administrative work and left with very little time for prospecting. “I was losing my mind and reinventing the wheel for every transaction,” Christian said.

Rather than seeking out a seasoned real estate assistant to help run his business, he built out his entire process through workflows in a real estate CRM...and hired a 22-year-old with zero real estate experience to manage it all.

Christian and his assistant were kind enough to share their story in an informative and inspiring webinar. If you're short on time, read the summary below. But if you really want to learn something (and score some serious golden nuggets of information), be sure to check out the webinar recording. 

WATCH THE VIDEO NOW

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How A Blog Can Help With Real Estate Lead Generation

Posted by Jon Yourkin on Mar 24, 2018 9:32:01 AM

Real estate lead generation can be tricky, costly, competitive, and sometimes confusing. If you want a less expensive alternative that is still highly effective and helps you stand out from the crowd, then you need to start a blog…like, now!

It’s no secret that over 88% of homebuyers look online for information during their home search. And as a result, digital content marketing has become a new opportunity for real estate agents to find new leads. This type of marketing channel is relatively inexpensive, highly effective, and less competitive than other channels like online paid advertising.

Within 6 months of starting a focused blogging effort, you'll be able to outshine other agents in your local area. Anyone who is searching for home-buying information in your area is going to find you!

Continue reading to learn about 4 reasons why blogging is a smart strategy for real estate lead generation.

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How To Use Video Marketing To Earn More Real Estate Clients

Posted by Sammy Harper on Mar 19, 2018 8:19:27 AM

As a real estate agent, you are in the business of building relationships, so your marketing needs to be personal, human, and genuine. That's why video is the ultimate marketing tool for agents.

Don't limit yourself to sending out postcards and send e-blasts. Create and share videos. Let people see your warm smile and hear the passion in your voice.

Many experts say the best way to earn more real estate clients is to follow the Know/Like/Trust method. First, you have to share something about yourself to help them KNOW you; then, you must share something of value that will get them to LIKE you; finally, by proving that you always deliver on your promises, you can earn their TRUST.

In this blog post, I'll discuss some ways you can use video marketing to earn real estate clients by getting them to know, like, and trust you.

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The "Blink Moment": How To Connect With People As A Real Estate Agent

Posted by Dave Crumby on Mar 14, 2018 11:40:00 AM

We make snap decisions every day. Malcolm Gladwell, author of the book Blink, calls these occurrences "blink moments."

The “blink moment” I'm most interested in has to do with relationships. Particularly, that moment when you realize the person in front of you is someone worth hanging on to.

When I was in 6th grade, I traveled on a school-sponsored chess tournament. During a match, I heard a kid start laughing a couple tables behind me (he was laughing because he'd lost his match so quickly). I turned around, made eye contact, and we ended up hanging out when the tournament was over... we've been best friends ever since. That kid’s name was Billy. Today, he's a Colonel in the Air Force but to me, he's just that laughing kid.

Think back to when you first met your best friend, or your significant other. Now recall the moment you “clicked.” Remember how that felt? You realized how totally comfortable you were talking to them. They were really listening to what you were saying, and you were doing the same. It felt genuine. You were able to be your real, true self, and they were, too. And when you parted ways, you were both left wanting more.

There are lessons here that can be applied to your real estate business and the way you build relationships. By examining these types of meetings—these interactions that resulted in mutual attraction—we can better understand how to make more immediate, genuine connections with our leads and the people we meet in passing.

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Real Estate CRM: The Most Important Software for Agents

Posted by Dave Crumby on Mar 13, 2018 2:45:00 PM

We need to deepen the thinking on what a real estate CRM is and why it's is the most important software for real estate agents... It's important to our growth and and our lives.

Realvolve is a CRM. But that acronym can draw forth some misunderstanding. The last thing our industry needs is another address book, method to send mass email, or a task list. A good (and true) CRM has been elusive in Real Estate.

What I mean by ‘good’ is something that solves what is the biggest problem in our industry - the infrastructure for agents to build a strong and sustainable business. This goes beyond just thoughtful design and features, but a deep understanding of how (and more importantly, WHY) real estate agents work.

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5 Simple Steps Agents Can Take to Finally Stick With a CRM Real Estate Software

Posted by Gary David Hall on Mar 13, 2018 2:00:00 PM
We hear this often... 

“I really want to implement a real estate CRM software in my business but I never seem to be able to stay with it.” 

You’re busy. You’re very busy. You know you need a CRM and you’ve started using one several times but after a few weeks you give up because you just can’t seem to get the time. Using it slows you down and that takes more time. Oh, and it seems like it’s going to take forever to learn! Sound familiar?

What I’m about to say is hardly rocket surgery but after 25+ years of teaching real estate CRMs, these are the most common stumbling blocks I’ve seen and how to overcome them.

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AHA! Moment #1: Create a workflow to send notifications to YOURSELF

Posted by Caleb McDaniel on Feb 28, 2018 10:28:41 AM

Hey Realvolve Users, Caleb McDaniel here! You may have run into me in the Help Center or started seeing my name pop up on Tickets here and there. As you may have guessed, I’m new on the Realvolve premises.

Due to my newness, I’m in a unique position: I’m learning and experiencing Realvolve with fresh eyes, just as a new Realvolve user would...but I also have the original software designer, Mark Stepp, within 25 feet of me! Whenever I have a question, I have access to the best possible person to answer it.

With a newbie and the master in the same office, there have been a lot of interesting and insightful conversations. We’re looking at Realvolve from a new perspective, and we’re discovering some really cool ways for you to use the software.

This is how we arrived at the AHA! Moment blog series. In the coming months, we hope to share some insightful tricks and tips for using Realvolve to run your real estate business.

Today, within these sparse paragraphs, you’ll find my first AHA! Moment…the notification workflow.

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7 Rules for Designing Your Own Real Estate Marketing Materials

Posted by Sammy Harper on Feb 21, 2018 12:08:35 PM

Sometimes, DIYing your real estate marketing materials is more practical (and more budget-friendly) than hiring an agency or freelancer. There are tons of tools and resources to allow even the most novice of designers create great flyers, Facebook ads, business cards, and more.

But there are also a million things that could go wrong.

To avoid disaster, follow these 7 rules for designing your own real estate marketing materials.

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